Bluegrass group celebrates release of new CD Saturday |

Bluegrass group celebrates release of new CD Saturday

Past Due and Playable, Nevada County’s longest running bluegrass group, once again shows the strength of its original songwriting, vocal harmonies, humor and seasoned musicianship with the release of a third CD, “Coming Soon!”

A CD release concert is set for 8 p.m. Saturday at The Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St. in Grass Valley. For tickets, call 274-8384 or check the center’s Web site at

Past Due and Playable has performed up and down the West Coast for a solid 15 years and has shared the stage with Laurie Lewis, Peter Rowan and Tanya Tucker.

Group members Paul Siese on banjo, Rudy Darling on fiddle, Gary Sobonya on guitar and Mark Botic on bass have always been hard to pigeonhole as a band. Their roots are in bluegrass but their musical influences draw from country swing, folk, country, gospel and old-time fiddle music.

Their latest release features all new material, including “Free Range Chicken,” “Lonesome in the Saddle,” “Keep it to Yourself” and many others. You can reach Past Due and Playable by calling 530-265-8672 or by visiting the band’s Web site at

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